Entertainment

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

(Previews begin Sept. 20, 2019, opens Oct. 16, 2019, tickets on sale thru Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs 5 mins)

Adapted from the novel by Rick Riordan, the rock musical follows a present-day teen—a son of the Greek god Poseidon—on his mission to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.

Schedule: M, Tu & Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm

Beginning Nov. 5, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $39-$129

The Lion King

(Previews began Oct. 15, 1997, opened Nov. 13, 1997)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.

Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)

Tickets: $89-$189

The Lively

Live bands take to the stage and DJs spin in the 3,000-square-foot vaulted and brick-walled underground club, accessorized with murals and curated photos by father-son New York artists, Futura and 13th Witness. This is a no-velvet-ropes club, and dancing is encouraged to house, hip-hop, punk/rock and electronic.

Hours: W-Sa 5 pm-4 am (live music 5-10 pm, DJ sets 10 pm-4 am)

Happy hour: Daily 5-9 pm

 

The Phantom of the Opera

(Previews began Jan. 9, 1988, opened Jan. 26, 1988)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House.

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Th & Sa 2 pm

Tickets: $29-$155

The Play That Goes Wrong

(Previews began Feb. 11, 2019, opened Feb. 20, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Everything that could possibly go wrong does when a college drama society puts on a 1920s murder mystery.

After nearly two years and just under 800 performances on Broadway, the hit comedy from London has moved from the Great White Way to Off-Broadway for an extended run.

Schedule: M, W-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: $95

The Rachael Ray Show

The celebrity chef, best known for her 30-minute meals, hosts this daytime talk show, which includes interviews, musical performances, human-interest stories, tips for parenting, shopping, travel and more, and, of course, recipes galore. Advance tickets are available online only. Tapings are typically Tues-Thurs for shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (arrival times 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.). Days and times subject to change. Free.

The Rooftop at Pier 17

The outdoor concert venue, with drop-dead views of the skyline, plays host to popular performers.

The Rose Tattoo

(Previews begin Sept. 19, 2019, opens Oct. 15, 2019, tickets on sale thru Dec. 8, 2019)

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Tennessee Williams’ Tony Award-winning Best Play of 1951 stars Marisa Tomei as Serafina, a grieving widow who finds love and passion again. 

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: TBA

The Secret Life of Bees

(Performances began May 12, 2019, opens June 13, 2019, closes July 21, 2019)

Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, the new musical features a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and music by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik.

Schedule: Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Sa & Su 2 pm (Additional performances May 12, 19, June 2, 9 & 6 at 7 pm; May 13 & July 1 at 7 pm, June 19 & 26 at 2 pm)

Tickets begin at $85

The Sheen Center

The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new cultural center is named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose TV and radio programs in the 1950s and 1960s attracted millions of viewers and listeners. The center for thought and culture casts a wide net and features an eclectic lineup of the performing and visual arts, symposia, lectures and exhibits in its state-of-the-art facility. Programs range from art and comedy to religion and politics to movies and classical music.

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